Remix by: Stephen Marley
Album: Chant Down Babylon
Bob was inspired to write "Turn Your Lights Down Low" by his love for Cindy Breakspeare, the mother of his youngest son Damian. Somehow it seemed fitting for Lauryn to sing this duet with Bob given her ongoing romance with Rohan Marley, infusing the song with a whole new female perspective, and a next level of anticipation and hype. Rohan even co-starred in the video for the song, which hit the U.S. charts at a time when Lauryn was one of the biggest stars in pop music and speculation about her private life had reached an all-time high. These realities only made the song’s romantic yearning for privacy seem all the more genuine. The new version adds just enough boom-bap to the drums as L-Boogie rhymes and sings, paying due respect to Bob's original while still making the song very much her own.
Original: Bob Marley & The Wailers "Turn Your Lights Down Low" (1977)